City National Bank of Florida (CNB) recently hosted Alan D. Solomont, U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, at its 1450 Brickell Ave. headquarters.
Ambassador Solomont met with CNB president and CEO Jorge Gonzalez, CNB chair Luis Gabarda Durán, and senior bank representatives. The group discussed CNB’s operations, history, growing market share, relationship with parent Caja Madrid, profitability, and success in 2011.
“We were honored to host Ambassador Solomont and share with him CNB’s proud history and promising future,” Gonzalez said. “His visit is an example of CNB’s status as one of Florida’s premier community banks.”
Gabarda added, “Caja Madrid shares a tremendous working relationship with Ambassador Solomont. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to visit with him.”
Solomont visited CNB following a lecture, “U.S.-Spain Relations Today,” at the Miami-Florida European Union Center for Excellence at Florida International University and a luncheon hosted by the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Ambassador Solomont has served as U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra since 2009. A former member of Boston Private Bank and Trust’s board of directors, he served as national finance chair for the Democratic National Committee in 1997.